‘The River’ Cancelled After 6 Seasons of Highs and Lows, Mzansi Unfazed: “Good Riddance”

‘The River’ Cancelled After 6 Seasons of Highs and Lows, Mzansi Unfazed: “Good Riddance”

  • South African drama series, The River, has been cancelled after receiving mixed reviews for its six Seasons
  • Viewers were growing tired of the plot and dragged the producers after every episode
  • Reacting to the 1Magic show getting canned, Mzansi peeps said it was long overdue

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The River has been cancelled after six Seasons.

Sindi Dlathu and Lawrence Maleka
‘The River’ has been canned after Season 5 failed to live up to viewers' expectations. Image: @sirlawrencemaleka and @sindi_dlathu
Source: Instagram

According to ZAlebs, the 1Magic show would not survive a seventh Season due to rumours such as nepotism. Important characters for the storyline like Zweli also left the telenovela.

The reception for Season 5 was also not good. Viewers complained daily because of the dragging plot, especially Paulina's scenes.

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Mzansi reacts to The River getting canned

Entertainment commentator @PhilMphela took to Twitter to announce the news saying:

"Mnet Local Entertainment Channels has made the official announcement that the new season of #TheRiver1Magic will be its last. Season 6 of the multi-award winning telenovela starts February 6th."

Check out peeps' reactions below:

@papi_nicetingz said:

"Winners know when to quit. By quitting, it doesn’t mean you’ve lost!!! It’s time ❤️❤️"

@kbhebhe shared:

With 6 seasons, I think it's good to let it go. The storylines have all run their course and it’s been good all round."

@andisiwe__boya posted:

"The first 3 Seasons were solid. Season 4 was shaky, but 5 was just a waste of good storytelling. Needless to say, this is one of the best telenovelas I’ve ever invested my time in."

@AneleMadondo2 replied:

"Zolani and Zweli are gone. Lindiwe won’t be the one we know. Its time for it to end."

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@Shudulization commented:

"The show was starting to become garbage. Good riddance."

@sammychoc wrote:

"All those people’s jobs "

@B_MsKgotla also said:

"Cancel it. They ruined a very good show. We used to live, eat and breathe The River. Now, it's a mess. They don't even listen to their viewers' concerns."

@Mthobisi_Yolisa also shared:

"But honestly, 1Magic will struggle to find a telenovela that will attract viewers like The River."

@Heydavinaa_ added:

They’ve had a good run. Started off as one of the best telenovelas due to its storyline and talent, but like many other South African shows, it began to lose the plot each season (from season 3)"

The River storyline frustrates viewers who want to boycott the show

In related news, Briefly News reported that loyal viewers of The River were so invested in Paulina's character played by Tango Ncetezo.

They want to see Paulina get a happy ending after her long struggles and suffering on the beloved show.

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